Unless there is God. If the God of the Bible exists, and there is a True Reality beneath and behind this one, and this life is not the only life, then every good endeavor, even the simplest ones, pursued in response to God’s calling, can matter forever. That is what the Christian faith promises.
If you want to listen to what Tim Keller does when he holds Open Forums for non-Christians, skeptics, seekers, etc...listen to "Losing My Religion: Why Christians Should Drop Their Religion." Redeemer has audio from 44 Open Forums, though I haven't checked if audio for others is offered free like this one. MP3s are typically $2.50, but this one is free.
I listened today. Instructive for us as missionaries and preachers, evangelists and apologists, disciples and strugglers with religiosity. He confronts religion, truths, psychology, philosophy, and truth-claims respectfully, yet still directly.
How can we as pastors and ministers speak to our city, our culture, with intellect, wisdom, courage, and charity? Keller's example helps me, and I hope it will help you too.
From Tim Keller, part 2 of his posts on how the Gospel changes our apologetics...
...a gospel-shaped apologetic starts not with telling people what to believe, but by showing them their real problem. In this case we are showing secular people that they have less warrant for their faith assumptions than we do for ours. We need to show that it takes faith even to doubt.
There is a way of telling the gospel that makes people say, “I don’t believe it’s true, but I wish it were.” You have to get to the beauty of it, and then go back to the reasons for it. Only then, when you show that it takes more faith to doubt it than to believe it; when the things you see out there in the world are better explained by the Christian account of things than the secular account of things; and when they experience a community in which they actually do see Christianity embodied, in healthy Christian lives and solid Christian community, that many will believe.
How do we do apologetics? Tim Keller weighs in...
Apologetics is an answer to the “why” question after you’ve already given people an answer to the “what” question. The what question, of course, is “What is the gospel?” But when you call people to believe in the gospel and they ask, “Why should I believe that?” —then you need apologetics.
I’ve heard plenty of Christians try to answer the why question by going back to the what. “You have to believe because Jesus is the Son of God.” But that’s answering the why with more what. Increasingly we live in a time in which you can’t avoid the why question. Just giving the what (for example, a vivid gospel presentation) worked in the days when the cultural institutions created an environment in which Christianity just felt true or at least honorable. But in a post-Christendom society, in the marketplace of ideas, you have to explain why this is true, or people will just dismiss it.
From Tim Keller's new article, "Preaching in a Secular Culture," on some practices for preaching to secular people...
- Solve all problems with the gospel
- Beware of assumptions
- Engage in apologetics
- Provide applications for both parties
- Be authentic
- Be conscious of alienating language
- Expect, and respect, doubt
- Address the wider community
- Draw on cultural references
- Read across the spectrum
For more on these 10 practices and a lot more on preaching in a secular culture, go read the whole article.
What does your book contributes to the conversation about marriage that other books have not?
It's not simply a how-to manual. Many Christian marriage books are "here's how to work on your problems." On the other hand, the book is not just theological on "here's the biblical view of marriage." The most recent and the best-selling Christian books on marriage from the last few years were either theological, polemical, or absolutely practical. This is a combination of those. Most books I know on the subject recently have not been written by pastors; they've been written by counselors or theologians or people like that. This book was originally a series of sermons. When you preach, the sermon usually goes from the theological to the more polemical and into the practical.
Read the entire interview.
Tim Keller has been writing about Gospel polemics. His first post he gave some introductory thoughts. Last post Dr. Keller listed 3 rules for Gospel polemics. This post he gives three more. Here are all six...
- Carson’s Rule—You don’t have to follow Matthew 18 before publishing polemics.
- Murray’s Rule—You must take full responsibility for even unwitting misrepresentation of someone’s views.
- Alexander’s Rule—Never attribute an opinion to your opponent that he himself does not own.
- Gillespie’s Rule A – Take your opponents’ views in total, not selectively.
- Gillespie’s Rule B – Represent and engage your opponents’ position in its very strongest form, not in a weak ‘straw man’ form.
- Calvin’s Rule – Seek to persuade, not antagonize, but watch your motives!
Tim Keller discusses 3 rules for Gospel Polemics in his new post that "will help us neither avoid polemics nor engage in them in a spiritually destructive way." Here are the rules, but go read his explanations.
1. Carson’s Rule – You don’t have to follow Matthew 18 before publishing polemics
2. Murray’s Rule – You must take full responsibility for even unwitting misrepresentation of someone’s views
3. Alexander’s Rule – Never attribute an opinion to your opponent that he himself does not own
Polemics is medicine, not food. Without medicine we will surely die—we can’t live without it. This is why “polemical theology’ must be a required part of every theological curriculum. Yet we cannot live on medicine. If you engage in polemics with relish and joy—if polemics takes up a significant percentage or even a majority of your time and energy—it is like trying to live on medicine alone. It won’t work, for the church or for you.
Tim Keller, "Gospel Polemics, Part 1" - read more
Tim Keller has a new blog post on Lloyd-Jones on the Efficacy of Preaching. A blurb...
...if you make preaching central to your ministry, you are indeed expecting that the public ministry of the Word will be attractive and draw people in. At this point the Doctor takes the main objection—"they won't come"—head on. He says bluntly, "The answer is that they will come, and that they do come…" Now the Doctor was speaking of his own ministry at Westminster Chapel in central London after World War II. Church attendance throughout Europe plunged after the war, for a mixture of reasons. In that situation, he began preaching his long, theological, expositional sermons, and slowly the huge auditorium filled. His evening services were twice the size of the morning services, since people from all over London came to bring their non-Christian friends. I dare say that something similar happened to us in New York City over the past two decades, and in an analogous context. (emphasis mine)
Read the whole post: Lloyd-Jones on the Efficacy of Preaching
I posted a Twitter question asking for favorite books on the Cross. Here are the responses given without comment. My favorites are at the end.
- The Cross of Christ | John Stott
- Redemption Accomplished and Applied | John Murray
- 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die | John Piper
- Death By Love | Mark Driscoll
- King's Cross | Tim Keller
- The Death of Death in the Death of Christ | John Owen
- Scandalous | DA Carson
- In My Place Condemned He Stood | Packer and Dever
- The Cross and Christian Ministry | DA Carson
- Christus Victor | Gustaf Aulen
- The Cross-Centered Life | CJ Mahaney
- God the Peacemaker | Graham Cole
- The Cross and Salvation | Bruce Demarest
- A Scandalous Beauty | Thomas Schmidt
- Jesus and the Victory of God | NT Wright
- Crucifixion | Martin Hengel
- Spectacular Sins | John Piper
- The Wonderous Cross | Stephen Holmes
- Atonement | TF Torrence
Fake Joe Thorn said Note To Self, but maybe he wasn't serious. :)
My response, 5 of my favorites...
Tim Keller was at Covenant Seminary and had a discussion with his friend and Covenant President Bryan Chapell (podcasted in December of 2010). Bryan Chapell led a two part discussion with him followed by a two part question & answer time.
The heart of the conversation was Counterfeit Gods, but tons of other rich, helpful stuff. We get stuff from Keller's prayer life, to the three year revival at Redeemer (according to Jonathan Edwards' standards), to the difficulties and blessings of 9/11 at Redeemer, to his thoughts on how getting "fame" as a pastor late in life has impacted Redeemer and their future and the push for leadership development, to how he prepares sermons, and bunches more. So good.
Click to listen, right click to download...
I've been given the opportunity to follow up my review of Dr. Timothy Keller's Counterfeit Gods (buy) with a review of Generous Justice. Thanks to Dutton for the book. It's another great addition to his works: The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and the long-ago written Ministries of Mercy. Dr. Keller is pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. If you haven't yet, you should check out my Tim Keller Resources page.
A lot has been said in recent years of orthodoxy & (or vs) orthopraxy. We have become a people who know the Book but don't "do" what the Book tells us to do. We aren't being changed. We are better on paper than we are in practice.
And we don't take correction well. It takes a distinct voice to speak in a way we can hear, to lift the conversation above misunderstanding and reactionary responses. I believe Tim Keller is one of those voices and has accomplished that goal. He's done it before. For example, in The Reason for God he elevates the conversation with skeptics. I've read and encouraged others to read his Introduction there a number of times because it changes the conversation, it raises it "to the level of disagreement." Brilliant stuff. I think Keller does that again here on a polarizing topic: Justice.
"Scars" from old battles are hard to overcome. Theological conservatives, like me, tend to react against issues beloved by theological liberals, like social justice. And the more justice issues are brought up, the more likely (typically) theological conservatives will be leery of an author. But, and all man-love aside, Tim Keller in Generous Justice has done something I consider remarkable. He has cut through the thicket on justice to show us a clearing. It's a breath of fresh air among stuck arguments and stuffy minds.
Here's how Keller sets up his argument from the introduction...
Elaine Scarry of Harvard has written a fascinating little book called On Beauty and Being Just. Her thesis is that the experience of beauty makes us less self-centered and more open to justice. I have observed over the decades that when people see the beauty of God's grace in Christ, it leads them powerfully toward justice.
Through dealing with several Old & New Testament passages, including word studies made simple (not just a scholarly work), Keller writes deep enough for the scholar and simple enough for the layperson. He shows himself well-read in both historic Christianity and modern cultural scholarship. Several times I found myself finding the endnotes for more info on an author or book I've never heard of and want to check out.
Some of my favorite sections are on biblical passages I'm very familiar with but Keller explains in a fresh way, such as his explanations of gleaning, tithing and Jubilee in chapter 2. Keller argues with these concepts that, "God's concern for the poor is so strong that he gave Israel a host of laws that, if practiced, would have virtually eliminated any permanent underclass" (p 27). I have not encountered a discussion on business and profit like this before (p 30). I believe it will shake the rich up and, Lord-willing, lead them toward justice. Keller reveals how profoundly American (and worldly) we are, yet he uses thoughtful, biblical argument to open our eyes.
Then Keller discusses Jesus and "your neighbor" in chapters 3 and 4. His explanation of The Good Samaritan in chapter 4 is rich. Just as he makes Luke 15 and "The Prodigal Son" come alive in The Prodigal God, he continues to surprise us at our own dullness as he reveals the *sparkle* of familiar stories. In this instance he does it both through exposition of biblical texts as well as the liberal use of the writings of Jonathan Edwards. Keller works through the objections he's received to teaching love for neighbor and the answers he's seen from Edwards. His use of Edwards is compelling. Then Keller does what too many fail to do with The Good Samaritan, which is bring Jesus directly to bear. Instead of teaching the parable merely as the great example of how to love neighbor, he goes one step further.
Jesus is the Great Samaritan to whom the Good Samaritan points.
Before you can give this neighbor-love, you need to receive it. Only if you see that you have been saved graciously boy someone who owes you the opposite will you go out into the world looking to help absolutely anyone in need. (p 77)
Keller then discusses the motivation for doing justice, treasuring human beings because they are creations of the Almighty. It's how we show God respect, by seeing His image in people. He mentions our redemption as motivation. Keller says, "If you look down at the poor and stay aloof from their suffering, you have not really understood or experienced God's grace" (p 96). "If you are not just, you've not truly been justified by faith" (p 99). How can someone who has experienced justification not respond by doing justice? When you understand the gospel, you see the poor and realize you are looking into a mirror. There can be no superiority or indifference when you get God's grace toward you.
Biblical background and motivations in mind, Keller gets practical in chapter 6. He says it should be our constant thought, to look for ways to do justice. We should ponder it. We should have "sustained reflection" on issues and places of justice. He considers big justice needs and areas. He discusses education and social capital, the need for business owners to be neighbors, racial reconciliation, and more. But then he does zero in on what everyday, neighborhood Christians can do. He mentions the mission of London City Mission as "the same person, going to the same people, regularly, to become their friend for Jesus's sake" (p 143). I love that. Keller does well to bring all our efforts, individually and organizationally, to bear on a community needing justice. "While the institutional church should do relief inside and around its community, the 'organic' church should be doing development and social reform" (p 146).
Keller also considers justice in the world of ideas, the public square. Keller's proposal: "Christians' work for justice should be characterized by both humble cooperation and respectful provocation" (p 158). I'm particularly encouraged by Keller's understanding of being distinctly Christian even when working in cooperation with others...
Christians should identify themselves as believer as they seek justice, welcoming and treating all who work beside them as equals. Believers should let their co-workers know of how the gospel is motivating them, yet also...they should appeal to common values as much as possible. (p 161)
Keller avoids pitfalls on both liberal and conservative sides by encouraging bold Christian work for justice while embracing a cooperation with others for the good of the oppressed. Yet he says Christians should "at the same time be respectfully provocative with them, arguing that their models of justice are reductionistic and incomplete" (p 164).
I love the way Keller ends Generous Justice. A chapter on "Peace, Beauty, and Justice." He ends where he started, remember the quote from Elaine Scarry above. Here Keller focuses on "shalom" or "harmonious peace." He refers to the "interwovenness" of rightly related human beings into community. He describes shalom as "flourishing in every dimension -- physical, emotional, social, and spiritual" (p174). Keller considers shalom and justice...
In general, to 'do justice' means to live in a way that generates a strong community where human beings can flourish. Specifically, however, to 'do justice' means to go to places where the fabric of shalom has broken down, where the weaker members of societies are falling through the fabric, and to repair it. This happens when we concentrate on and meet the needs of the poor.
How can we do that? The only way to reweave and strengthen the fabric is by weaving yourself into it. (p 177)
But Keller doesn't paint us as the hero. We do justice "because serving the poor honors and pleases God, and honoring and pleasing God is a delight to you in and of itself" (p 183). Loving and seeking justice means hard work. It's painful and people are difficult to love. But Keller says, "Don't shrink, says the Lord, from spending yourself on the broken, the hurting, and the needy. I'm good for it" (p 185).
Keller has written the best sort of book. He deals with something that has and can divide us, and does it winsomely. He does it biblically and theologically. He does it convincingly and compellingly. I finished Generous Justice desiring to see the hurting and oppressed with new eyes, a new generosity, and a new desire for shalom.
This book is suited to many audiences. It can be read and understood by the average Christian and the more learned. I think it will be quite helpful for Christians involved in the leadership of business or government. Those responsible for much will be challenged to do it different, do it justly. And yet those with the simplest of lives and in the smallest of places will see in this book the profound, eternal purpose of God as they seek justice where they live. What a great gift a book like this is!
I highly recommend Generous Justice, though I'm sure I haven't done the book justice (pun intended). There are a few books I know will be a constant reference for the remainder of my life, and this is one of them. Go get it.
Dr. Timothy Keller is Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. This is a list of every Keller sermon, article, book, audiobook, DVD, Bible Study, and any other resource I can find. If you don't find something here you can also look into items tagged "Tim Keller" on the Reformissionary site in case I put up an individual post about a resource and failed to list it here. Feel free to link this post to help get these resources out. Find a dead link? Email me so I can keep this resource page up to date.
- Redeemer Presbyterian Church
- Redeemer City to City
- Tim Keller's Blog
- 150 FREE Sermons & Lectures
- Redeemer's REN3W Campaign
- Redeemers Recommended Resources
LOGOS - Tim Keller Sermon Archive (over 1,200 sermons!)
- Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering (2013 - Amaz | Kndl)
- Encounters With Jesus
- Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work
- Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry In Your City (website)
- The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With The Wisdom of God
- King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
- Gospel In Life: Grace Changes Everything study (also DVD)
- The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
- Gospel-Centered Ministry [Gospel Coalition Booklets]
- Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
- Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters (also audiobook)
- The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (also audiobook | DVD)
- The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (also audiobook, DVD & Study Guide) - A profound work for skeptics and their believing friends.
- Redeemer Church Planting Manual (or at CTC) - This is an excellent practical-without-being-too-businessy church planters guide. Well thought through. There are many helpful sections and resources in the book for pastors (not just planters) as well. I often recommend this as a key resource for any church leader.
- Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road - I bought this book years ago after one of my children was diagnosed with autism. I knew nothing about Keller at the time. It's a good resource for churches, church leaders, deacons, and thoughtful Christians.
BOOKS with Tim Keller contributions...
- Worship by the Book (with Don Carson, Kent Hughes and Mark Ashton)
Audio Resources from Dr. Keller...
More resources on Dr. Keller's books...
- Counterfeit Gods Resources | My Review | Website | The Grand Demythologizer Video, Audio (The Gospel Coalition)
- The Prodigal God Resources | website | sermon | Yes, I Wrote (Another) Book
- The Reason for God Resources | website | reader guide | Yes, I wrote a book | Interview
- Newsweek article: "The Smart Shepherd"
- Christianity Today interview: Tim Keller Reasons With America: The New York Pastor explains why he's taking his ministry model on the road
- Ed Stetzer interviews Tim Keller about The Reason for God and more
- Books & Culture review
- The Reason for GodSermons:The Trouble with Christianity...
- Exclusivity: How an there be just one true religion?
- Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
- Absolutism: Don't we all have to find truth for ourselves
- Injustice: Hasn't Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
- Hell: Isn't the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
- Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?
- Literalism: Isn't the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
- The Reason for GodVideos: Keller discusses The Reason for God - At Google - At Berkeley - Roundtable with WTS Faculty - Keller @ UChicago: Part 1, Part 2 - Keller at UPenn: The Reason for God - Keller at UPenn: Q&A
Redeemer Presbyterian Church store has sermons, studies & other resources available for purchase.
- The Advent of Humility
- All of Life is Repentance
- Are You Saying That All Christians Should Make Cities A Priority? (2010)
- An Art-full Church
- Authority (2010)
- Backlash and Civility (2011)
- The Bible On Church & Culture
- Biblical Mandate for Mercy Ministries
- Biblical Theology of the City
- The Big Issues Facing the Western Church (2010)
- The Case for Commissioning (Not Ordaining) Deaconesses
- The Centrality of the Gospel (CTC)
- Changing the World Through the Lord's Supper
- Christ and the City
- Coming Together on Culture Part 1: Theological (2011) - Responses to Coming Together on Culture
- Coming Together on Culture Part 2: Practical (2012)
- Contentment (2010)
- Counterfeit Gods - The Personal Story (2009)
- The Country Parson (2009)
- Covenant Renewal and Redeemer’s “DNA” (2009)
- Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople
- Creation, Fall, Redemption - And Your Money
- The Cultures of the Presbyterian Church in America
- Deconstructing Defeater Beliefs: Leading the Secular to Christ
- The Difficulty of Community (2008)
- Discerning & Exercising Spiritual Gifts
- Evangelism through 'Networking'
- Evangelistic Worship
- Evolution & Science
- Faithfulness & Meekness (2010)
- Financial Scarcity + Gospel Joy = Riches (2008)
- Five Ministry Fronts In The City
- Four Models of Counseling in Pastoral Ministry
- Four Wrong Answers to the Question "Why Me?"
- From “Come and See” To “Go and Share” (2010)
- The Future of American Cities: Part 1 | Part 2 (2010)
- The Girl Nobody Wanted: Sermon Transcript (Gen 29:15-35)
- Gnostics and Jesus
- The Gospel and Humor
- The Gospel and Our Prejudice
- The Gospel and Sex
- The Gospel and the Poor
- Gospel-Centred Ministry
- The Gospel in All its Forms (Resurgence | CTC)
- Gospel Polemics Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
- The Grace of The Law (2009)
- The Honors of the King (2011)
- How Can I Know God? (landscape, handout format pdf)
- How Do you Take Criticism of Your Views? (2009)
- How the Gospel Changes Our Apologetics Part 1 (2012)
- How the Gospel Changes Our Apologetics Part 2 (2012)
- How Then Shall We Live Together - Subscription and the Future of the PCA
- How to Pray Better in Public and in Private, Too (2010)
- The Importance of Hell (2008)
- Justice & Generosity (2010)
- Kingdom-Centered Prayer (on Redeemer site, Keller?)
- The Kingly Willow Creek Conference (2009)
- Late Modern or Post-Modern? (2010)
- Lay Leadership & Redeemer's Future
- Love & Love Language
- Leadership and Church Size Dynamics
- Lloyd-Jones & Preaching
- Lloyd-Jones on the Problem of Preaching (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on the Permanence of Preaching (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on the Primacy of Preaching (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on the Efficacy of Preaching Today (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on the Practice of Real Preaching (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on Preaching & The Gospel Part 1 (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on Preaching & The Gospel Part 2 (2011)
- Lloyd-Jones on Preaching & The Gospel Part 3 (2011)
- Long-Distance Spirituality (2010)
- The Lord of the Rings & Redemptive Art
- Ministry Can Be Dangerous to Your Spiritual Health
- Ministry in the Middle Space (2012)
- Ministry Movements (2010)
- The Missional Church
- Monergism Interview with Dr. Tim Keller (2008)
- The Multi-Site Model--Thoughts (2010)
- The New Global Christianity in the Post-Christian West
- The Obtrusive Self (2009)
- On NYC Schools' Decision to Ban Churches (2012)
- Only Believers or Disciples? (2011)
- OT Law & the Charge of Inconsistency (2012)
- Our New Global Culture: Ministry in Urban Centers (CTC)
- A New Kind of Urban Christian (CTC)
- Pastor's Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (w David Powlison)
- Pharisees With Low Standards (2009)
- Planting a Church in the City
- Politics & Culture (2010)
- Post-Everythings (print version | CTC | Scribd)
- Prayer and the Gospel (2007)
- A Prayer Life That Nourishes Your Relationship to God
- Preacher-Onlys Aren't Good Preachers (2009)
- Preaching Amid Pluralism
- Preaching Hell in a Tolerant Age: Brimstone for the Broad-minded
- Preaching in a Post-Modern City
- Preaching in a Secular Culture
- Preaching Morality in an Amoral Age (CTC)
- Process Managing Church Growth
- Proverbs: A Mini-Guide to Life (2010)
- Proverbs, Community, and Culture (2010)
- Religion and the Gospel (adapted from Keller's content)
- Religion-less Spirituality
- Religious & Philosophical Pluralism (w Charles Garland)
- The RENEW Campaign and Redeemer’s Future (2009)
- The Resurrection and Christian Mission (2009)
- Revival (Even) On Broadway (2010)
- Revival: Ways & Means (2011)
- Ross Douthat on the Character of Christianity's Decline Part 1 (2012)
- Ross Douthat on the Character of Christianity's Decline Part 2 (2012)
- Ross Douthat (& others) on Why Christianity Has Declined in the US (2012)
- SBTS Towers: 3 Questions with Tim Keller
- Scoffers, Scorners, and Snark (2009)
- Scraps of Thoughts on Daily Prayer (2010)
- Sending Everybody (2009)
- Serving Each Other Through Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- The Shack: Impressions (2010)
- Should You Pass On Bad Reports? (w/ David Powlison)
- Speaking With Contempt (2011)
- The Steward Leader: A Biblical Model for Leadership
- Talking About Idolatry in a Postmodern Age
- Talking To The World (2010)
- Ten Questions for Expositors (2007 interview)
- Thank You, Thank You. Now Let's Repent (2009)
- There's No Escaping Doctrine, But Handle It With Care (2010)
- Three Ways With Families (2010)
- Two Kinds of Popularity (2009)
- Understanding Sin
- Unique Challenges Facing Urban Church Planters (by J. Allen Thompson)
- Urban Plant Life PDFs (2010)
- What Does It Take To Start A Movement?: Case Study Ephesus (by J. Allen Thompson)
- What Is Common Grace?
- What's So Great About the PCA? (2010)
- Why Live In The Big City?
- Why Plant Churches?
- Work & Cultural Renewal (2010)
- Worship Worthy of the Name (CTC)
- Yes, I Wrote (Another) Book (2008)
- Y(our) Place
Keller on Sept. 11, 2001
- Anniversary, Global Cities Initiative - 9/11/2009 - NEW!
- Sermon of Remembrance and Peace for 9-11 Victim's Families - (Transcript) Preached 9/10/2006
- "America's Darkest Hour" - post 9/11 interview with Keller
- The Hiddenness of God (Transcript)
- Questions on Everyone's Mind (September 14, 2001)
KEY FREE Sermons
- The Gospel | Who is this Jesus? | Lord of the Wine | Born of the Gospel
- Changed People | Changed Lives | Inside-Out Living |. How to Change
- City | Should I Not Love That Great City? | The Meaning of the City | Love for the City
- Community | The Community of Jesus | Spiritual Friendship | Eating with Jesus
- Movement (Church Planting) | Why to Plant Churches | Messengers | The Cost of Mission
- Serving | Neighbors | Blessed Are The Poor | Blueprint for Revival - Social Concern
- Renewing | Work | Made for Stewardship | Work and Rest
- Stewardship | Radical Generosity | Treasure vs. Money | Grace & Money | 2 Men With Money | Stewardship Devotional (pdf)
The Gospel Coalition 2011 - NEW!
NYC Dwell Conference
- Hope for the World - Sept. 27
- Hope for the Poor - Oct. 4
- Hope for Your Life - Oct. 11
- Hope for the Family - Oct. 18
- Hope for Your Work - Oct. 25
- Hope for the Church - Nov. 1
- Hope and Money - Nov. 8
- Hope for the City - Nov. 15
Global Cities Initiative (2009)
Urban Plant Life Conference in London
- The Grand Demythologizer Video, Audio
- "Gospel-Centered Ministry" (also video) - Gospel Coalition Conference (2009)
Reform & Resurge (2006)
- Preaching the Gospel (also audio)
- Being the Church in Our Culture (also audio)
- Doing Justice (also audio)
Covenant Seminary | Conferences 2004
- Preaching to Believers & Unbelievers
- All Things Are Yours
- Breakout: Wisdom or Compromise Part 1, Part 2
- Various Audio, Discussions, Interviews at Covenant
The Gathering 2005
Evangelists Conference UK
City Life Church: Boston
DESIRING GOD CONFERENCE
REDEEMER CENTER for FAITH & WORK (Website)
- Principles for Action - interview
Entrepreneurship Forum: March 2007
REDEEMER VISION CAMPAIGN (Website)
Audio, Study Guides
- "A Season of Covenant Renewal"
- (original links page & introduction to this 12 part series)The Prodigal Sons - Luke 15:1-2, 11-32
- Christ Our Life - Col 3:1-14
- The Gospel - Isaiah 53:4-11, 54:1-5, 11-14
- The City: We Have a Strong City - Isaiah 25:6-26:6
- Community: Better than Sons and Daughters - Isaiah 56:1-8
- Witness: While He May Be Found - Isaiah 55:1-7, 57:14-21
- Justice: Break Every Yoke - Isaiah 58:1-14
- Culture: The Riches of the Nations Will Come - Isaiah 60:4-14, 19-22
- The Gospel and Your Wealth - Malachi 3:8-10, 4:1-2
- The Gospel and Yourself - Isaiah 6:1-13
- The Gospel and the World - 1 Peter 2:4-17
- The Gospel and Experience - John 2:1-10
Vision Campaign Papers:
- Desiring God Interview (2011)
- It Takes A Movement to Change A City (2010)
- Creation & Creativity
- A Woman, a Slave and a Gentile
- The Bible as a Single Story (American Bible Society | 2007)
- Being The Church In Our Culture (2005, Reform & Resurge)
- Interview with Keller, Divine Impulses - The Washington Post/Newsweek.com
- Exponential Conference podcast interview
- Lifeway interview
- It Takes a City to Raise a Child
- Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World - RTS class (iTunes)
- Keller's Redeemer Q and A
ABOUT TIMOTHY KELLER & REDEEMER
- Manhattan Ministry a Year Later - CT 10.29.2002
- New York's New Hope - CT Nov 2004
- Fresh Plants in the City - LJ Winter 2005
- Preaching the Word and Quoting the Voice - NYT 2.26.2006
- The Smart Shepherd: A New York pastor who says he thinks too much and wants to bring his Christian message to the world - Newsweek, 2.18.2008 - (Keller comments on the article)
- Tim Keller Reasons With America - CT Interview 6.20.08
- How Tim Keller Found Manhattan - CT 6.8.09 by Tim Stafford
- Tim Keller Wants to Save Your Yuppie Soul - NY Mag 11.29.09
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